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Dr. Haliru Musa

Dr. Haliru Musa is currently working with Skyline University Nigeria as Lecturer II in the School of Science and Information Technology, Department of Biological Sciences. He acquired his PhD in Bioprocess Engineering from Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia and M.Sc. in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He as well completed his B.Sc. (Microbiology) from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria. He holds a certificate in Computer Application and he is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). He is the author of 9 papers and co-author of 3 papers in high impact international journals (Scopus Indexed). He has contributions in 3 international conference

Dr. Haliru has over 5 years of teaching and research experience in Nigeria and abroad; He began his teaching and research career as a Lecturer in Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Nigeria, from April 2010 to March 2021. He later worked as a Graduate Assistant during his PhD Programmeme (2014-2018) in the Centre for Biomass Utilization, School of Bioprocess Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia. In the course of his professional experience, he has achieved the title of the most number of papers published in ISI indexed journal at the Universiti Malaysia Perlis 2018 PhD hooding ceremony, Putra Regency Hotel, Kangar, Malaysia. 25th October 2018 and most outstanding graduating (2006) student of Department of Microbiology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Sokoto, Nigeria.

His research interest spans through but not limited to the field of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, Food Microbiology, Applied Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. Areas covered by his research interest include; Microbial Enzymes and Fermentation Technology, Biofuel Production using Greener Technology, and Enzymatic production of Oleochemicals.

Musa, H., Kasim, F. H., Gunny, A. A. N., Gopinath, S. C., & Ahmad, M. A. (2019). Biosynthesis of Butyl esters from Crude oil of Palm Fruit and Kernel using Halophilic Lipase Secretion by Marinobacter litoralis SW-45. 3 Biotech, 9(8), 314 (IF: 1.786) (Q2 Journal)

Musa, H., Kasim, F. H., Gunny, A. A. N., Gopinath, S. C., & Ahmad, M. A. (2018). Whole Genome Sequence of Moderate Halophilic Bacterium Marinobacter litoralis SW-45: Abundance of Non-coding RNAs. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 133: 1288-1298 (IF: 3.909) (Q2 Journal)

Musa, H., Kasim, F. H., Gunny, A. A. N., Gopinath, S. C. (2018). Salt-adapted Moulds and Yeasts: Potentials in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology. Process Biochemistry, 69: 33-44 (IF: 2.497) (Q2 Journal)


Musa, H., Kasim, F. H., Gunny, A. A. N., Gopinath, S. C., & Ahmad, M. A. (2018). Biosecretion of Higher Halophilic Lipase by a Novel Bacillus amyloliquefaciens AIKK2 using Agro-waste as Supporting Substrate. Process Biochemistry, 72: 55-62 (IF: 2.497) (Q2 Journal).

Haliru Musa, Farizul Hafiz Kasim, Ahmad Anas Nagoor Gunny, Subash C.B. Gopinath & Mohd. Azmier Ahmad (2018). Enhanced halophilic lipase secretion by a local Marinobacter litoralis SW-45 strain and its potential application in fatty acid esters release. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 59(1): 87-100 (IF: 1.58) (Q2 Journal).

Haliru Musa, Farizul Hafiz Kasim & Dachyar Arbain (2018). Isolation, molecular identification and screening of halophilic and thermophilic lipase producing bacterial strains from extreme environmental conditions. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 14(5): 413-423 (Q4 Journal).

Musa, H., Han, P. C., Kasim, F. H., Gopinath, S. C., & Ahmad, M. A. (2017). Turning oil palm empty fruit bunch waste into substrate for optimal lipase secretion on solid state fermentation by Trichoderma strains. Process Biochemistry, 63: 35-41 (IF: 2.497) (Q2 Journal).

Haliru Musa, Badmus Bashirat Bolanle, Farizul Hafiz Kasim and Dachyar Arbain. (2016). Screening and Production of Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) by Bacterial Strains Isolated from Rhizosphere Soil of Groundnut plants. Sains Malaysiana, 45(10): 1469-1476 (IF: 0.47).

Haliru Musa and Bukola Christianah A. T. (2012). Screening of Microorganisms Isolated from different Environmental Samples for Extracellular Lipase Production. Assumption University of Technology, 15(3): 179-186 (IF: 0.222).

Bukola C. Adebayo-Tayo, Emeka E. Ugwu and Haliru Musa. (2013). Physiological Requirement for Growth and Extracellular Polysaccharides (EPS) Production by Marasmius sp. and Fomes sp. (A comparative study). Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research, 3(5): 1-11.

Adebayo-Tayo Bukola Christianah, Haliru Musa and Akande Teslim Adeyinka. (2012). Utilization of Nutrients for growth and lipase production by some selected lipolytic fungi. New York Science Journal, 5(10): 136-141 (IF: 0.654).

Adebayo-Tayo Bukola Christianah and Haliru Musa. (2012). Optimization and Catalytic activity of Streptococcus sp. and Acinetobacter sp. Advances in food Sciences, 34(4): 202-208.

Kasim, F.H., Musa, H., Gunny, A.A.N., Ahmad, M.A. (2019). Lipase production potential of a locally isolated extreme halotolerant Aspergillus sp. FIMT2 strain using agro-industrial wastes as substrate. In L. Ogbadu, G. Ogbadu, & C. Mahamadi (Eds), Evolving Industrial Biotechnology in Developing Countries (151-165). New Delhi, India: Daya Publishing House.


1. Haliru Musa, Farizul Hafiz Kasim, Ahmad Anas Bin Nagoor Gunny and Mohammad Azmier Ahmad presented and published a paper entitled “Lipase Production Potential of a Locally Isolated Extreme Halotolerant Aspergillus sp. FIMT2 Strain using Agro-industrial Wastes as Substrate, in 2nd NAM S&T International Training Workshop on Industrial Biotechnology (Driving value addition and beneficiation). Harare International Conference Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe. 22-24 August, 2017.

2. Haliru Musa participated in Hands-on CRISPR Genome Editing Workshop, Animal Research Complex: Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Bertam 13200 Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. 11th – 13th September, 2017.

3. Haliru Musa presented and published a paper entitled “Isolation, Molecular Identification and Screening of Halophilic and Thermophilic-lipase producing Bacterial Strains from Extreme Environmental Conditions”, in International Conference on Beneficial Microbes (Microbes for the Benefits of Mankind). Organised by Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia in collaboration with King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Phuket, Thailand. 31st May-2nd June, 2016.

4. Haliru Musa presented a paper entitled “Production and Characterization of Lipase from Microorganisms isolated from Environmental Samples”, in the 7th International Conference on Challenges in Engineering and Environmental Sciences, 2014. An International conference organised by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. 12-16th October, 2014

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